The School of Education has an established record of developing educational research of national and international excellence.

Research and scholarly activity within the School is coordinated through Special Interest Groups (SIGs). The Special Interest Groups are concentrations of research expertise and contribute to capacity-building by bringing together academic staff (with different levels and kinds of expertise and experience) and research students, to discuss papers, plan research bids, and develop and critique plans for research projects. SIGs promote and share research through regular workshops and seminars involving staff, research students and external speakers.

The work of the Special Interest Groups is focused on the following research themes:

Lesson Study Research Group

The Lesson Study Research Group (LSRG) was established in 2012 as a forum for the exploration of pedagogy through the use of Japanese lesson study (jugyō kenkyū).

Discover the LSRG

Research aims, impact and commitments

Find out more about what we strive to achieve with our research and the impact we hope to have upon the study and practice of teaching and education.

Why we research

Integrity and ethics

See the University of Leicester's statement on how we approach our research, and read our Code of Practice, Code of Conduct and Annual Integrity Reports.

More about research ethics